The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has an alternative process for reviewing RN license applications, which does not require verification through CGFNS International Inc. If you recently earned a BN, BSN, or BScN degree from a Canadian University, you may qualify to apply for an RN license using this process.
To qualify for NYSED’s Streamlined Process, you must have a BN, BSN, or BScN degree that was granted after January 1, 2015 by a university located in a Canadian province (except Quebec).
- Your BN, BSN, or BScN degree program must be recognized by a Canadian province (other than Quebec) as qualifying you to practice as an RN in the province.
- Your BN, BSN, or BScN degree program must be Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing accredited.
- Your BN, BSN, or BScN degree program must have a unique Canadian Program Code issued by the National Council of State Boards for Nursing (NCSBN). NCSBN’s website has a list of Canadian Program Codes for qualifying Canadian BN/BSN programs. Visit: www.vue.com/nclex.
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